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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Jun 8, 2010 8:18am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: drugs and the dead

The Wharf Rats (a group of sober Deadheads who appeared regularly at shows to help and support each other to keep from partaking--many of them alcoholics or addicts trying hard to kick but still loving the music), were proof positive to me that chemical enhancement was NOT necessary to enjoy the Dead.

I used to watch the 'rats' when I got bored during space/drums and was amazed by how they twirled and swayed and dug it all while SWIM was often well-tweaked and not nearly as capable of yielding to the "charms" of those (literally, to me) wasted sections of shows.

Another briefer, perhaps more accurate way of addressing the drugs and Dead issue is: You don't HAVE to be on drugs to enjoy the Grateful Dead...but it couldn't hurt ;-)

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Jun 8, 2010 8:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: drugs and the dead

One of my favorite shows in Albany (Dozin' At The Knick) was spend entirely sober, not even a puff. Thanks to being seated seperate from my friends and next to a couple of drunk frat boys, I found myself in the hallways with the Twirlers. For the entire show I danced around the building with my new friends and still smile about it today. Also made the drive back a whole lot easier.

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Jun 8, 2010 8:34am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: drugs and the dead

"Also made the drive back a whole lot easier."


Amen to that!

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jun 8, 2010 1:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: drugs and the dead

Those where some good times SDH - opening the Knick . I mean two drunk frat boys or all those beautiful hippy chicky -chicks twirling about . Dancing makes everything better at a show .

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Jun 8, 2010 2:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: drugs and the dead

Dancing chicks: Yes

Drunk Frat Boys bellowing "I need more Acid!!!": NO